While the focus is more definitely on matters of the heart rather than your relationships this month, this is a month of two halves, where the line between the two is blurred. The first half is steeped in romantic nostalgia, while the second half is full of new romantic promise. The first half has the doors open to the past and second chances, while the second half has the doors open to the future and new possibilities. Yet rather than a single line between the two, there are two lines, with two periods this month where the shift takes place. It is in the middle period between the two, the transition or watershed period, that the past, present and future will co exist. This creates a month that is more a month of three parts.
The first part runs until the 7th March. In that period Venus, planet of love is in her final days in a nostalgic part of your chart and with Ceres in retrograde motion in your romantic sector, it is all about the past. Venus and Ceres are sister planets, both coming from love and both focused on your needs. And during the first week of the month they are both looking to the past, taking your heart on a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane as they hold the doors open to the past and second chances.
The second phase begins with Venus' return to Aries on the 7th March, with the planet of love turning her focus to the future and new possibilities. Yet with Ceres in retrograde motion in your romantic sector until the 19th March, the doors are still open to the past and second chances. That period from the 7th March to the 19th March is the transition period, where the past, present and future co exist. It is Ceres' direct turn on the 23rd March that all the romantic focus shifts to the future. With Venus not leaving Aries until the 31st March, these two love goddesses can take you by each hand, into the future with confidence.
Ever since Jupiter's return to your relationship sector last October this has been where the focus has been. With no planetary activity on the romantic front, it has been easy for relationship matters to dominate. However, as we're talking about lucky Jupiter, this has been for all the right reasons. However, matters of the heart are suffering a bit of neglect, which might be why the love gods are finally stepping up. This won't be at the expense of your relationships, but there is a sense of synergy between the two, which I will get to soon.
In the meantime, all the attention is on matters of the heart as you move into the new month, thanks to the Moon's return to your romantic sector on the 1st March and the Full Moon this will create on the 2nd March. This is a Lovers Moon and with no planetary activity in your romantic sector for months, this is the jump start that matters of the heart need. While the Moon will leave on the 3rd March, by the time it comes full circle on the 29th March something special will be developing. The Moon's departure will see the focus shift back to Jupiter and your relationships, as he continues to slow down ahead of his retrograde turn on the 9th March.
This is when the synergy between romantic and relationship matters begins, for on the 7th March Venus, planet of love will return to a nostalgic part of your chart. This is the start of a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane that will end with Venus' return to Taurus on the 31st March. It is just two days later that Jupiter will turn retrograde, opening the doors to the past and second chances on the romantic and relationship fronts at the same time. While Venus' nostalgic trip down love's memory lane will run for just 24 days, Jupiter's will run for four months. Venus will return to Taurus on the 31st March, in time to catch the Moon's final hours in your romantic sector.
All eyes are on Mars this month, as he prepares to not only leave your relationship sector on the 18th March but leave it empty for the longest time in over three years. Saturn wrapped up his three year relationship boot camp just before Christmas, while as Mercury stayed on until mid January, continuous planetary activity in your relationship sector since September 2014 continued. There was a 16 day gap between Mercury's departure and Mars' return at the end of January, creating a fire break between what may have been a challenging three years period, to what is now the rebuilding phase.
Mars will normally move through your relationship sector in just six weeks, but slowing down ahead of a retrograde turn in a few months' time, Mars will have been here for seven weeks by the time he leaves on the 18th March. When the warrior planet of the cosmos leaves the next planet to return will be Mercury at the end of October, just days before lucky Jupiter returns to begin your most auspicious relationship year in over a decade. So there is a lot riding on Mars' final weeks in your relationship sector, giving you a chance to resolve the past, while preparing for the future.
Fortunately, there is plenty of support, especially from Ceres in your communication sector and from Venus, who returns to your friendship sector on the 7th March. In retrograde motion until the 19th March and not turning direct until a day after Mars leaves your relationship sector, Ceres is devoting all that time to giving your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice. With Venus on board from the 7th March, Mars' final 11 days will be especially auspicious for friendship and relationship building. This comes just as you really are building for the future.
With lucky Jupiter in your romantic sector for the first time in 12 years and Saturn in your relationship sector for the first time in three decades, every month of 2018 is going to be an important month for romantic and relationship matters. Yet this month sees some big and important shifts on both fronts. It starts with Jupiter's retrograde turn in your romantic sector on the 9th March, with the planet of luck opening the doors to the past and second chances, while beginning a four month nostalgic trip down love's memory lane. Until she leaves an adventurous part of your chart on the 7th March Venus, planet of love will be doing her best to bring the spirit of romance and adventure together, fuelling a sense of anticipation for the journey ahead.
This comes at a time when relationship matters appear settled. Saturn returned to your relationship sector just before Christmas and with the Sun, Venus and Mercury been and gone and now accustomed to working with Pluto, it is now more about the journey. With Saturn in your relationship sector until December 2020 and Pluto until November 2024, here this really is all about the journey. However, with the Sun not returning to your relationship sector until December and Venus and Mercury not returning until January 2019, it looks like things have now settled into a new normal.
Except nothing could be further from the truth, with Mars' return on the 18th March shaking things up. This is the first time in our lifetime that you have had Pluto, Mars and Saturn in your relationship sector at the same time. Pluto is trying to change things up and Saturn is working to keep things stable, but Mars is going to change those dynamics, shifting things to the change side of the scale. With Mars spending an extraordinary amount of time here this year, not really wrapping up his influence until September, whether single, in a relationship or between relationships, you can expect some exciting relationship developments.
The Sun, Mercury, Venus and Juno all left your relationship sector in the second half of February, leaving you with everything you need to continue the journey. With the Sun gone there will be no more eclipses for another six months. Yet after a total lunar eclipse in Leo and a solar eclipse in your relationship sector, this has left you with a better sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. With the North Node remaining in Leo and the South Node remaining in your relationship sector until November, this is why we will have another pair of eclipses in July. At the same time the lunar nodes are staying on to police a balance between your personal and relationship needs.
This can now happen in the background, leaving you a lot more time to focus on matters of the heart and in particular, on making Mars' final weeks in your romantic sector count. Mars returned to fire up your romantic passions and fighting spirit at the end of January, just 16 days after a three year boot camp ran its course. That firebreak allowed Mars to benefit from the experience of the past three years, without being connected or tied to it. Mars has a chance for a new beginning and until leaving on the 18th March that is what he is still fighting for.
What has been missing is any urgency, with a sense that Mars has been waiting for something before urging you to put everything you have into matters of the heart. That something is Venus, planet of love, who finally returns to an adventurous part of your chart on the 7th March. This will add fuel to an already potent mix of nostalgic, romantic, adventurous and passionate forces, unleashing everything that the warrior planet of the cosmos can throw at matters of the heart. With your luckiest year for love in over a decade starting in early November, Mars is fighting for what's possible now and for what's possible in the future. Most of all Mars is fighting to put the past behind you.
You start the month with six planets in your relationship sector, putting an extreme amount of focus on your relationships. But it is not just the number of planets in your relationship sector that count, but the calibre of those planets and what it all means. This comes at a point where romantic matters are more settled and stable and as it doesn't look like anything is going to change there, this will put the main focus on your relationships, especially at the start of the month. The reality is there are major changes on the romantic front this month, but not until the 18th March. As most of the important relationship stuff will be over by then, this allows you to put all your focus onto your relationships until the 18th March and then letting matters of the heart in.
The month starts with Venus and Mercury, the planets of love and communication in their final days in your relationship sector, with Mercury leaving on the 6th March and Venus on the 7th March. For Venus these are important days for with Chiron, planet of healing leaving next month, this is her last chance to connect with him here for another four decades. Chiron will pop back for a few months before leaving for good and it is then that the Sun and Mercury will meet up with him again, next February. However, Venus won't be making this an especially healing time. You also have Juno, queen of commitment and especially commitment to your relationships making her first visit to your relationship sector in four years.
With the Sun staying on until the 21st March and a New Moon here on the 18th March, the solar spotlight is on your relationship sector during the first three weeks of March. Yet it is on the 18th March that Mars not only returns to your romantic sector, but on a mission to shake things up. Normally moving through in just six weeks, Mars will not only spend two months here, but will retrograde back in for a double dip visit in August, where he'll spend another four weeks.
That the focus is on your relationships this month is both a given and nothing like what you experienced this time last year. The Sun will always return to your relationship sector on or around the 21st March, but to have Mercury return on the 6th March and Venus on the 7th March is all completely normal. Venus and Mercury, the planets of love and communication travel with the Sun, but can often return several days or weeks ahead or behind and that's the case this year. Last year this was a problem, for with Jupiter in Libra, as each planet returned to your relationship sector they moved into opposition.
This was on top of the fact that both Uranus, in your relationship sector since 2010 and Eris, here for 92 years, had both already moved into opposition and would twice more before Jupiter left in October. This may have created a lot of relationship tension at this time last year, which might see old defences raised before you receive the all clear. This year Venus and Mercury not only return to find no challenges, but nothing but support and a sense that it was time to bring everything together.
That support is coming from Mars, in your communication sector until the 18th March and from the North Node and Ceres in your friendship sector, creating some auspicious conditions for friendship and relationship building. Yet Venus and Mercury also return to find Uranus is preparing to leave and while he won't leave until May, this is when the journey of the past eight years moves into its final chapter. Venus will leave your relationship sector on the 31st March but Mercury, who normally moves through in just 15 days will stay on. A retrograde turn on the 23rd March will give the planet of communication a chance to not only stay on, but give the past and unsaid words a voice. Mercury won't leave until the 14th May, just two days before Uranus.
Starting the month with six planets in your romantic sector bodes well for a romantically charged month and the month won't disappoint. This is one time when this is not a case of false promises. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of March in your romantic sector, so the solar spotlight will always be on matters of the heart at this time of year. Yet there is something special in the air this year with Venus, Chiron and Juno all coming together in your romantic sector, for the first time in our lifetime. Venus is the planet of love, Chiron is the planet of healing and Juno is the queen of commitment.
This is the last time that Venus and Chiron, the planets of love and healing will meet up in your romantic sector for another three decades, so to have Juno on board means that once the healing process begins, you're going to stick to it. Venus will leave your romantic sector on the 7th March, Mercury on the 6th March and the Sun on the 21st March, but Ceres and Neptune are both here until later next month and dreamy Neptune? Well, he is here until 2026, keeping the dream alive. A New Moon on the 18th March creates the potential for new opportunities and beginnings and also a chance to commit to the future and the journey ahead.
In the meantime, while your relationships might be feeling left out, that will all change in the final hours of the month. In fact, it starts changing earlier than that in an indirect way. It is on the 18th March that Mars returns to your communication sector, something that was always going to be good news for your relationships. However, the really good news comes on the 31st March when Venus, planet of love and guardian of your relationships returns to your relationship sector. You might need to wait until the end of the month, but what Venus opens the door to is game changing, kicking off one of the most important relationship chapters of a lifetime.
The solar spotlight is always going to shift onto matters of the heart three weeks into March, but this year things kick off a lot earlier than that. Venus and Mercury, the planets of love and communication aren't waiting for the Sun's return to your romantic sector on the 21st March, with Mercury returning on the 6th March and Venus on the 7th March. It is Venus' return that marks the official start of the most romantically charged months of 2018 and the most important in a lifetime. With Venus and Mercury returning to your romantic sector each year that sounds like an overstatement, except it is anything but. Eris, warrior planet of the cosmos has been in your romantic sector for 92 years, so finding her here has been the norm for Venus for most of us, for our entire lifetime and will be for another three decades.
Uranus, planet of surprise, synchronicity and the unexpected on the other hand has been in your romantic sector since 2010 and for the past eight years, this has brought Uranus' laws of synchronicity together with Venus' laws of attraction. This has made Venus' return each year a lot more electrically charged over the last eight years. Yet what makes the next few months so important is that Uranus is leaving in May and this is the last time that he will meet up with Venus here in our lifetime. You can guarantee they will work to make it count and while Venus will leave on the 31st March, with the Sun here from the 21st March and Mercury staying on until the 14th May, what the planet of love is able to begin will be in safe hands.
Mercury's retrograde turn on the 23rd March will not only open the doors to the past and second chances, but means that he'll be here until two days before Uranus leaves on the 16th May. So yes, Venus' return on the 7th March not only marks the start of the most romantically charged months of 2018, but in a lifetime. It is less what happens during Venus and Uranus' final encounter that matters, but what this opens your heart and mind to that can define your romantic expectations forever.
While you will literally have to wait until the final hours of the month for new romantic opportunities to open up, as this will mark the start of a romantic chapter that will take until 2026 to run its course, you can afford to wait. You can not only afford to wait, but can use the month to better prepare for the game changing romantic developments over the coming months. It is Venus, planet of love's return to your romantic sector on the 31st March that will kick things off, but it is the Sun's return next month and Mercury and Uranus' in May that will take this to a whole new level. That's right Uranus, planet of surprise, synchronicity and the unexpected and a major outer planet returns to your romantic sector on the 16th May, where he'll stay until 2026.
What lies ahead is not just the Sun, Mercury and Venus moving through for a few weeks, but the start of a major new romantic reality and journey. As you wait for Venus' return on the 31st March, this makes the Moon's return from the 20th March to the 22nd March a lot more important. This is the Moon's only visit to your romantic sector this month, with romantically charged lunar vibes running their course just nine days before Venus is due to return. By then Venus will be working to make your life as love friendly as possible, knowing what lies ahead.
In the meantime, while there is no planetary activity on the relationship front, there is a lot of activity on the communication front. You start the month with six planets in your communication sector, but it is who those planets are that makes a difference. You have Venus, planet of love and guardian of your relationships in your communication sector until the 7th March and Mercury, planet of communication until the 6th March. You also have Chiron, planet of healing spending his last full month in your communication sector and Juno, queen of commitment and especially commitment to your relationships still in the early days of her first visit in four years. The communication gods are fielding their A team, with your relationships benefiting from this.
While this is a stunning month for your relationships, money heart will have to wait another month. Venus, planet of love's return to your romantic sector next month will get the ball rolling, a month earlier than is normally the case. This means that you don't have to worry about matters of the heart, for they will get their turn next month, but this also makes the Moon's monthly visit a lot more important. The Moon will move through your romantic sector from the 22nd March to the 24th March, making these the most romantically charged days of the month. Yet rather than take away from the focus on your relationships, this will add to it.
There shouldn't be any planetary activity on the relationship front at this time of year, but the North Node's return last May and Ceres' return last September changed that. After a total lunar eclipse on the relationship front that straddled the final hours of January and the early hours of February, things have settled down. It was the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Juno's departure from Aquarius last month that has taken the pressure off your relationships. Yet it is also the Sun, Mercury and Venus that will help with the rebuilding this month.
Ceres is in retrograde motion in your relationship sector until the 19th March, but she has a huge amount of support. Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos is in your friendship sector until the 18th March, creating some real support for friendship and relationship building. However, it is support from the communication gods that really comes into play big time this month. On the 6th March Mercury, planet of communication returns to your communication sector and on the 7th March Venus, planet of love and guardian of your relationships returns, joining Uranus and Eris, who are already there. This is going to give your relationships a voice and until Ceres' direct turn on the 19th March, that includes a chance to give the past and unsaid words a voice.
Don't be put off by the bumpy start to the month, for all is not what it seems. The Moon will return to your relationship sector on the 1st March and before leaving on the 3rd March will move into opposition with all six planets in Pisces. This includes an opposition with the Sun that will create a Full Moon on the 2nd March. You will always have a Full Moon in your relationship sector at some point during your birthday month, so for that reason this is a very ordinary event. The difference this year is the amount of planets you have in Pisces and that the Moon returns on the 1st March, hitting you in the face from the get go.
However, the first and last planets the Moon opposes suggest that this is more an opportunity than a challenge. The first planet the Moon will oppose is Juno, queen of commitment and especially commitment to your relationships, who is still in her first full week in Pisces. The last planets the Moon will oppose are Venus, Mercury and Chiron on the 3rd March. A clue to the significance of this is that Venus, Mercury and Chiron are the planets of love, communication and healing. With Chiron, in Pisces since 2010, leaving next month, this may bring any relationship issues to a head, but this can trigger the start of the healing process.
Once the Moon is gone Venus, planet of love will get on with the job of making the most of her final days in Pisces. Before Venus leaves on the 7th March, she is charged with defining your romantic and relationship desires and expectations for the coming year. The Moon's visit to your romantic sector in the final days of February and a Full Moon in your relationship sector in the early days of March have given both those jobs a boost. With no planetary activity on the romantic or relationship fronts, the first week of March is going to define your expectations on both fronts for the coming year. The 7th March is when the real journey starts.